Cornerstone World Outreach was refused service by Opportunities Unlimited because of public stands they have taken on abortion and gay marriage.
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – State Rep. Dean Knudson says his No. 1 priority is protecting taxpayers. To that end, the Hudson Republican has co-authored a bill calling for a constitutional amendment requiring a super majority vote of the Legislature to approve any sales, income or franchise tax hike. The proposal would solidify the 2011 law […]
(Watchdog.org) Lawrence, KS – After ruling earlier this year that city residents aren’t capable of safely managing furniture on their own front porch, one Kansas community is considering taking its control of residents lives to the next level: mandated governmental inspections. That could soon be the reality for the thousands of people living in the […]
Des Moines, IA – Tim Albrecht, who has served as Gov. Branstad’s communications director since November of 2009, is departing the Branstad-Reynolds administration to pursue a new private sector opportunity. Albrecht’s last day will be Friday, December 13. Former Branstad-Reynolds administration deputy communications director Jimmy Centers has been named the new director of communications. “The […]
(Watchdog.org) Springfield, IL – Illinois lawmakers have finally come to accept what most taxpayers in the state have known for years. “Illinois pension systems are just too rich to be afforded,” Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan said Tuesday as lawmakers began on a path to pension reform. Madigan said Illinois cannot guarantee unionized, public employees […]
(Watchdog.org) Osawatomie, KS – Questionable financial practices by the Sunflower State’s top information technology agency could result in the federal government clawing back more than $1 million, according to a recent audit. Officials with the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit unveiled a not-so-flattering close-up of the state’s Office of Information Technology Services on Tuesday, […]
(Watchdog.org) Omaha, NE – Former Nebraska State Sen. Brenda Council was sentenced in federal court Thursday to three years probation and fined $500. Council, a lawyer, pleaded guilty in September to one count of wire fraud in connection with misusing— gambling— $63,000 in campaign funds. During sentencing Council told the judge she has accepted full […]
I believe in the protection of innocent life from conception to dignified, natural death. As a conservative and a student of the Founding, I find this position the only one that holds up to intellectual scrutiny. Because life is acknowledged as an inalienable right—granted by God, not man—then one must do all one can to […]
Just so we’re clear: “We’re not going back,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president. I want everybody to be clear about that. We will make it work for all Americans.” “It,” of course, is the President’s health care plan. I will refer to it here as Obamacare, despite the […]
A poll of 18-to-29-year-olds conducted by the Institute of Politics at Harvard shows a significant drop in support of President Barack Obama and Obamacare.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a new web ad entitled “They Knew” targeting vulnerable incumbent Democrat Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Kay Hagan (R-NC). These Senators, the web ad points out, parroted the promise that President Obama made that those who like their insurance will be able to […]
Advent has come around again, and I’m rejoicing. I was a kid when A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted on TV way back when. In the show, Charlie Brown bemoans what he knows is an over-commercialized season. I still love that show after all these years, even though I know that the kid obviously never had to work retail […]
The Iowa GOP State Central Committee will consider bylaw amendments, a party constitution amendment and a resolution against the Common Core State Standards.
(Kansas City, KS) Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of a student after a Kansas public school prohibited her from posting or handing out religious fliers promoting the student-led “See You at the Pole” prayer event held before school. The school freely allows a variety of other types of materials to be posted […]